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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Homogenization, Identity veneration and stereotyped profiling -The three great dangers

Homogenization, Identity veneration and stereotyped profiling -The three great dangers

There is a heady cocktail and sure recipe for polluting perceptions and perspectives.

What is that poisonous cocktail.

It is a mixture of homogenization trying to make everything uniform and worse still developing a publicity and propaganda narrative which is enhanced as an identity.

This is followed by seeing everyone and everything only through the prism of such prefixed identity germinated out of homogenization.

Then  assigning of labels and appropriation of credits are carried on along these lines.

Final dressing of this recipe is spiced with stereotyped profiling.

These emerge in various or perhaps, we must say in all domains of human activity.

I have always felt that while classification and categorization are inevitable necessities for easy identification and administration in certain realms of human activities the other side of these classifications is that they also contribute to exaggerate differences and ignite divisions.

Link number one along with its many sublinks may offer a slightly deeper observation of this recipe.

Some great souls have suggested the antidote to this inevitable malady and that is ability to see and create 'synergy' and 'synthesis'. Link two spells the importance of this.

"The spirit of Advaita is not to keep away from anything, but to keep in tune with everything." -  Swami Chinmayananda

“In the end nothing less than the whole of everything can be the truth of anything at all”- William James

Recently one day during a long travel I thought of a title ' Illunination of inumerable ideas fades fixed frames of reference.

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